Idea 3G to Ring Kolkata by Diwali

Idea Cellular will be launching 3G/HSPA its own network in Kolkata by November 2015. Idea presently offers 3G services in Kolkata using Vodafone’s 3G network under ICRA. Idea 3G will be Kolkata’s 6th 3G network. Recently Airtel has also launched its own 3G (UMTS900) network on 900Mhz band as Platinum 3G. However Idea will offer its 3G services on 2100Mhz which they acquired in last auction.


Airtel’s Platinum 3G is not supported by all 3G devices, specially the older ones which can be used only for 3G on 2100Mhz band (BSNL, Rcom, Aircel & Vodafone and to-be-rolled-out Idea). However such Airtel users can still have access for Vodafone 3G under ICRA.

Idea has launched 3G on 900 Mhz band in Delhi, and post auction 2015, Kolkata will be their 2nd metro city to get Idea’s own 3G network. In last auction Idea retained 900Mhz band in Delhi & acquired fresh 5Mhz of 2100Mhz band in Kolkata to ensure 3G rollout.

As per company’s regional head, Idea has plans to launch its 3G services commercially in November-December after Diwali. The company has an expansion plans too with a fresh investment of Rs 250 crore. That includes 1200 new 2G towers in Kolkata-West Bengal and 2,000 3G towers in Kolkata metro circle area.

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sanjit roy
sanjit roy

What I got know from sources that idea will initially add 2g sites for both Kolkata and mostly rob, which is already rolling in rob.

Sulobh Banerjee
Sulobh Banerjee

Its a great entry of such a operator I am a huge fan of Idea,their coverage is was awesome in UP (W) now i got transferred from their to Kolkata and yet it has not let me down in network I have tried airtel & Vodafone too,airtel is very slow when it comes to 3G speed but network is good,Vodafone speed is good but network works in 2G only when travelling When i opted for idea i was confused as not many of my friends used Idea but now its 1 year and still its best in network & speed… Read more »

sanjit roy
sanjit roy

@sulobh banerjee: This is the only operator from avoid group who have some reasonable tariffs for atleast and now a days they have adequate coverage in rural bengal. Where as rcom is also good in rural rob but they have to shut their 2g after 31st December 2015 as we know.

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